Senate Select Committee on Women and Inequality: Implicit Bias and Its Impact on Women in the Workforce

March 08, 2017

SACRAMENTO (March 8, 2017) -- Watch Sen. Holly J. Mitchell's March 8, 2017 hearing on implicit bias against women by clicking on the image above.

The hearing convened researchers, impacted individuals and social-change makers to work on gender inequality and was jointly hosted by the Senate Select Committee on Women and Inequality and the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls.

Below is the agenda:

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Senator Holly J. Mitchell, Chair, Select Committee on Women and Inequality

Members of the Select Committee on Women and Inequality and Legislative Women’s Caucus

Commissioners of the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls

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Panel 1:  The Science of Implicit Bias

Sue Miller -  State Public Policy Chair, American Association of University Women of California

Jeffrey Sherman, PhD. -  Professor of Psychology, University of California at Davis

Jessica Stender -  Senior Staff Attorney, Equal Rights California*

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Panel 2: Individual Testimonies About Implicit Bias

Amy Tong - Director, California Department of Technology

Nada Bassyoni - Senior, Northwood High School

Darci E. Burrell - Partner, Levy, Vinick, Burrell, Hyams, LLP.

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Panel 3: What Can Be Done About Implicit Bias

Linet Mera, PhD. – Co-Organizer, The Unconscious Bias Project at UC Berkeley

Clarissa Doutherd – Executive Director, Parent Voices Oakland

Laura Mather, PhD. – Chief Executive Officer, Unitive.works

Sue Miller – State Public Policy Chair, American Association of University Women of California

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Public Comment

Closing Remarks and Adjournment

 

 

POLICY CONTACT: For policy-related questions, please contact Mitchell consultant Luan Huynh at either luan.huynh@sen.ca.gov or call 916 651-4030.

 

 

MEDIA CONTACT: For interviews, please contact Ray Sotero, Communications Director, Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, Senate District 30, Capitol Building, Room 5080